Organizations the Goos are Involved in
Federation of Musicians
The musicians' union, the American Federation of
Musicians, has been around for over 100 years! The Goos have
been members since 1997. Check out the union's website,
and keep refreshing it till you see some familiar faces.....
You might have seen the link on googoodolls.com for
United..... If you go to their website, it's a bit tough
to figure out what it's all about, but persevere and there's
some cool stuff in there. Turns out it's a group in Western
New York that calls itself "the most unique pop culture
and youth benefit project on the planet," with members
like the Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, 10,000 Maniacs, and
the Indigo Girls. One of their campaigns is the War is Over
Project, through which they've produced three anti-war CDs!
Big thank you to Sophy from WOG for posting an article from
March '03, about the launch of the SupportMusic Inititative.
It's a "public service of the Music Education Coalition"
and helps communities save their schools' music programs from
budget cuts. Check
out the article,
or the SupportMusic
Future Leaders Network
The Goos also support the Future Leaders Network, a Western
New York student leadership alliance. The group has won numerous
awards and has some interesting projects related to violence
prevention, teen issues research, environmental education,
and school improvements.
"The Gibson Foundation will expand on Gibson's numerous
charitable activities and its long-standing desire to further
music education through legislative and community opportunities."
John was on hand for the opening of the foundation.... You
can read the whole press release here,
or check out the foundation's website.
Is Art Foundation
Robby and his recording studio ran a two-day festival in 2003
to support the local music scene in Buffalo and benefit several
charities. The festival has since grown into a nonprofit foundation
to help organizations in Buffalo. Check out the MIA
Foundation website, or Robby's studio, Chameleonwest.
Goos are some busy guys, fighting hard to make the world
a better place - both locally in Buffalo, and nationally!
Let's show our appreciation by doing some work in our own
communities to make a difference.....